Most people know driving is a dangerous activity. Some estimate drivers
will file a car crash claim once every 17 years or so. Despite the fact
car crashes happen on a daily basis, people are still surprised and caught
off-guard when it happens to them. Likewise, while some accidents can
be straightforward and harmless, others can cause severe damage to the
car as well as the driver and passengers involved. Occasionally, people
acquire long-lasting, catastrophic injuries which require millions of
dollars in medical bills and lost wages over the course of their lifetimes.
In order to better protect yourself and your family from car accidents,
it might help to identify the most common types you might encounter so
you know how to avoid them.
The following lists the most frequently encountered types of vehicle collision:
Most people have been involved in a rear-end collision. These happen when
cars are driving too close together, and one stops without warning. If
the driver trailing behind doesn’t notice the stop, he or she will
crash into the car ahead, at a speed which could be dangerous. Tailgating
is one of the leading causes for rear-end collisions, so make sure you’re
keeping a safe distance between the front of your car and the back of
the vehicle in front of you.
These types of collisions often happen, especially with young drivers.
Single-vehicle crashes involve collisions resulting from running off the
road, slipping on the ice and spinning out of control, hitting stationary
objects, and many other types of situations. Younger drivers tend to overcorrect
a small mistake or brake too hard to avoid an object in the road, without
the experience they need to correct their trajectory. In order to prevent
these, stay at a safe speed, which allows you a quicker reaction time
to any disaster.
A T-bone collision happens at an intersection, where traffic crosses are
most often called T-bones. These are usually caused by a driver running
stop sign or red light or taking a left turn without yielding to oncoming
traffic. T-bones are often caused by negligent drivers, so the best way
to avoid these is to obey traffic laws. However, if you’re in a
4-way intersection, make sure to pay attention to the drivers around you.
Clipping When Merging
Merging cars are always at a risk of being sideswiped. If people are merging,
they may not check all blind spots before getting in your way. Likewise,
if you see someone merging but you refuse to move, this could also cause
a sideswipe on your car. To avoid these, make sure to check all blind
spots before changing lanes or merging. Likewise, avoid speeding at all
costs in these areas in case you need to get quickly out of the way of
an oncoming car.
These types of crashes most often happen with fender-benders, parking lot
collisions, and bumps at the speed of 10 MPH. These can often occur in
parking lots and residential areas, where people are going slow but may
not notice if a vehicle or pedestrian is in the way. While it may not
be fast, these accidents can still do a lot of damage. If you’re
backing your car up, make sure to check for any potential drivers or pedestrians
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, don’t hesitate
to call one of our skilled
Topeka car accident attorneys. Here at
Palmer Law Group LLP, we are entirely dedicated to helping people recover compensation for
medical bills, lost wages, and property damage that might have been caused
by the negligence or carelessness of another driver. We have more than
60 years of combined experience to offer your case and have helped people
get more than $60 million in compensation for their injuries. Let us see
what we can do for you.
at (888) 996-8308 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.